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    Default [4.1] 61 Bard PvE Guide - 61 Bard/ 15 Ranger (DPS/Heal/Support spec)

    Welcome to The ultimate 61 Bard - DPS/Heal/Support spec in 4.1 Starfall Prophecy.

    The definition of 61 Bard is to provide both offensive buffs/debuffs & defensive buffs to the group/raid while retaining the role as a "Damage Dealer, Healer and Support".

    Aside from being a fun and straightforward soul. 61 Bard really is a little bit of everything, It's a tanky spec for soloing, it does mediocre damage, great passive raid heals, excellent Spot-healing capability.

    This spec will be useful in grouped contents such as SPEs, PvP and Raids.
    Especially for SPEs, if you are geared/adequate:

    - You queued as a tank, but the encounter does not deal too much damage to squishies, you want to 4 DPS the boss, 61 Bard is great at providing raid cooldowns, damage, ST heals and AoE heals in a short period of time. Orchestra of the Planes will usually complete cover the entire fight.

    - You queued as a healer, the tank does not take as much damage OR you simply want a challenge and deal damage while healing. (You totally can heal all 4 SPEs but you won't have a battle resurrection).

    61 Bard is useful in raids that are only taking 1 Support and that is no other kinds of aggressive supports (Archon or Beastmaster). It does 65-75% raid heals to an equivalent raid healer and about 40% DPS to a Top-parsing single-target spec.

    Shadebard is more useful If there is an Archon or Beastmaster that can cover Orchestra of the Planes or the equivalent.


    Check here for more Support changes details.


    Link to comprehensive guide:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing


    Unique support buffs relevant to Bard:

    Spoiler!


    Last but not least, here is a video demonstration briefly showing how to play 61 Bard:


    Here is a video showing how to roll as 61 Bard while queued as Tank in Tuath'de Coven:


    Here is a screenshot ft. healing Scarn in Intrepid: Darkening Deeps while queued as Tank:



    Leave a comment if you have a suggestion to propose. Enjoy if you're a Bardaholic! .
    Last edited by huangchingho; 03-15-2017 at 02:27 AM.

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    Thx brother, how about a 4.1 MM guide ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistica View Post
    Thx brother, how about a 4.1 MM guide ;)
    RE ROOOOOOOOOLL other classes, MM will be *sniff* idk how to say this bad

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    Default no MM in 4.1?

    What will be the 4.1 Ranged DPS spec then?

    -G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galadhlinn View Post
    What will be the 4.1 Ranged DPS spec then?

    -G
    It's still MM for ST ranged. Join any PvP match and watch everyone fall into the back...

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    Just curious here, the Title of this post is 61 Bard / 15 Ranger. I see no tree, and when I click on the Google Docs it is not 61 Bard / 15 Ranger? So what is the correct tree??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadHunter View Post
    Just curious here, the Title of this post is 61 Bard / 15 Ranger. I see no tree, and when I click on the Google Docs it is not 61 Bard / 15 Ranger? So what is the correct tree??
    You could not change thread title, so it is often outdated in long living threads.
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    So the one in the Google docs is correct than, and the best option for now-a-days??
    Last edited by DeadHunter; 01-23-2018 at 09:30 AM.

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